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Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
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Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
52 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Pet Friendly
Business Services
Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationSnowdonia National Park Visitor Centre12 min walk
Popular LocationBetws-Y-Coed Golf Club14 min walk
Popular LocationGwydyr Forest2 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Riverview Superking / Twin

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 430 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsRiverview Superking / Twin

About this area


Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel is located in Betws-Y-Coed. Dolwyddelan Castle and Llechwedd Slate Caverns are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Swallow Falls and Pen-y-Pass. St Grwst Church and Gwydir Uchaf Chapel are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre - 12 min walk
  • Betws-Y-Coed Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • Gwydyr Forest - 2 min drive
  • Swallow Falls - 4 min drive
  • Gwydir Castle - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Betws-Y-Coed Station - 11 min walk
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 88 min drive


  • Riverside Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Hang In Pizzeria - 10 min walk
  • Alpine Coffee Shop - 11 min walk
  • Stables bar and bistro - 12 min walk
  • The Royal Oak Hotel - 13 min walk

About this property

Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

4-star Victorian hotel near Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre
Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has 2 bars/lounges and self parking. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, conference space and concierge services are on-site. All 18 rooms feature modern comforts such as flat-screen TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. Room service (during limited hours), coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel offers 18 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Betws-Y-Coed hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Welsh

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1076 square feet)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 35.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 20.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 120 per stay

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.

Property is also known as

Craig-y-Dderwen Hotel
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Betws-Y-Coed
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel Betws-Y-Coed
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel Betws-y-Coed
Craig-y-Dderwen Hotel Betws-y-Coed
Craig y Dderwen Riverside Hotel
Craig Y Dderwen Riverside
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel Hotel
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel Betws-Y-Coed
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel Hotel Betws-Y-Coed

Frequently asked questions

Is Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night.
How much does it cost to stay at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
As of 22 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel on 28 Sep 2020 start from £160, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Self-parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 11 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel located?
Situated in Betws-Y-Coed, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Swallow Falls. Dolwyddelan Castle and Llechwedd Slate Caverns are also within 12 mi (20 km). Betws-Y-Coed Station is 11 minutes by foot.
52 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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We arrived a little late in the evening but Mark at reception was ever so kind and helped us into our room. The chef quickly made us delicious meals. Over all the staff was amazing and very welcoming.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Michelle on reception was very helpful
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place was so relaxing . Sitting on the terrace looking over the lake, just amazing views all around.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One of the best hotels in Betws-Y-Coed
This was our second stay in this hotel and we are planning to stay here in the future when we are on our next holiday in Snowdonia. Amazing location, plenty of parking, welcoming staff, great breakfast, clean room and bathroom (!!!), short walk to the village centre. TVs are on the smaller side but we did not come here to watch TV. Electric cars can be charged nearby. We had a great time!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

3/5 Okay

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Not really a 4 Star. But good location.
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Not really a 4 star and on that basis was over priced. Hotel very clean & breakfast was good with plenty of choice but not brilliant. Hotel bar was immaculate and plenty of choice on offer. Room was large but need of some TLC and the bed was not very comfortable.Tea & Coffee making facilities in room. The TV was probably the size of my pc monitor & for a 4 star I would have expected a 50 inch LCD full HD. The WiFi connectivity was excellent. Location is excellent at the edge of town with views over the river possible. Walking to the start of the town amenities is about 10 minutes.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018